Day 55: Faith (Numbers 11-13; Mark 5:21-43)

Day 55

There are two types of people in this World: Those who see the glass half full and those who see the glass half empty. When reading the Word, I see this trend right from the beginning, there are those who have faith and those who do not.

Read through Numbers 11-13 … the Israelites were at it again! The complaints came in about pretty much everything. No wonder Moses was tired! As I read chapter 13, the power of faith became apparent to me. Twelve men were sent to go and spy out the land God promised them. Knowing that God had just saved them from a land in which they had been slaves for hundreds of years, I was disappointed at the report they came back with.

Reading their reviews, even I wouldn’t want to step into the land they described. Lack of faith influences others and sometimes even changes life experiences. These men were the eyes of the Israelites and only two came back with a positive report. Ten against two; all had the same experience and saw the same things, but what made the difference was that two of them saw everything through the eyes of faith.

Fast forward thousands of years later to Mark 5:21-43: Jesus is in a crowd so large that everyone is bumping into each other. A lady realizes there is no way she will get close to Him. So her goal becomes just to touch the hem of His garment instead. As soon as she touches Him, she is healed. The Disciples mentioned that there were many people touching Jesus; that it was no big deal. But the woman touched Him with a touch of faith, and that made all the difference.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” -Hebrews 11:6

God is with me every step of the way, yet I still lose faith because I fear the uncertainty of my future. Faith casts out fear, yet fear can also cast out faith. So, I choose faith! God alone knows what the future holds, and when doubts invade on me, I vow to hold on to His grace so I can see a brighter day.

How has someone’s faith or lack of faith affected your walk with God?

What are some practical things we can do daily to strengthen our faith in God?

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5 thoughts on “Day 55: Faith (Numbers 11-13; Mark 5:21-43)

  1. Nomsa, I must say that you are such a wise and spirit-filled person : ) Thank you so much for your time and effort that you put into your devotionals, they truly touch my heart.
    Todays especially, as I live alone in the USA, and after my husband went to be with Jesus last March. I have no children and my two brothers live in the UK and Spain, but I am blessed that the Lord has supported me in my past before I met my husband and made me a stronger person. Since my husband’s passing, the Lord has continued to strengthen me to live each day, but more importantly, to strengthen my faith when I feel alone and deserted. Sometimes, I don’t know the words to pray, and all I can manage is to say “Lord help me through this day,” and He does. I believe that God goes before me in each day and will guide me each step of the way. Aloneness, I think is sometimes a good place, it brings us closer to God, all we need to do is to reach out as the woman did to touch His garment. I have come to understand that He is and always will be supporting and loving me through each day.
    Thank you again Nomsa, for your insight and Spirit within : )

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    1. Praise God for the times He allows to be alone, just so we can draw closer to Him! Even though I am across the ocean from you, I will be saying a prayer for you. Be still and know that He is God in your life 🙂

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  2. Nomsa…The Faith Devo…Is So My Necessary Food. My Husband And I Have Been In Ministry for 33yrs…He Has Been A Man Of Incredible Faith. I Have Marvelled At Him Most Of The Time…We Are In A Firey Furnace At The Moment, However I Believe The Report Of The “LORD”… I’m On The 2/12 Ratio side of The “We Are More Than Able” Report.Thanks for This On Time Word…Watching My Husband All These Years  And The Faithfulness of The “LORD” Have Been Food For My Faith…Keep Us In Your Prayers.

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy® Note 4.

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    1. I am praying for you and with you! First of all that you keep strong as God guides you through this furnace, second, praising Him that He takes time out to purify us through the furnace because he wants us to grow. Praying with you x.

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